Former Ligue 1 winger Eric Bautheac heads to Brisbane

Dynamic French winger Eric Bautheac is Australia-bound after being cleared to head down under.

Bautheac, 30, signed for the Roar more than a month ago but his trip to Brisbane had been delayed while the  Frenchman’s immigration was finalised.

The talented winger, who joins the Roar as a free agent from Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille, will join his teammates in the coming days.

He brings more than a decade of top-flight experience to Brisbane’s Hyundai A-League side, having spent the majority of his professional career in France’s elite club football competition.

Playing primarily as a left winger, the pacey attacker made a total of 172 appearances in Ligue 1, scoring 26 goals and creating 25 assists at stints with AS Cannes, Dijon, Nice and Lille.

The 30-year-old also spent seven seasons as a youth player at fellow Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne and has played in the UEFA Europa League and will provide an attacking spark and invaluable experience to the Roar line-up.

Eric Bautheac

Brisbane Roar FC Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Squad:

Goalkeepers: Michael Theo, Jamie Young

Defenders: Daniel Bowles, Corey Brown, Luke DeVere, Jack Hingert, Jade North, Connor O’Toole, Avram Papadopoulos

Midfielders: Joe Caletti, Brett Holman, Thomas Kristensen, Matt McKay (c), Mitchell Oxborrow, Jacob Pepper

Attackers: Eric Bautheac, Shannon Brady, Nick D’Agostino, Corey Gameiro, Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Massimo Maccarone, Petros Skapetis

Scholarship players: Emilio Martinez, Dane Ingham